Fast Facts

Location: Located in the Naica Mine in the state of Chihuahua in Mexico.
Attraction Type: Cave.
Significance: An amazing mysterious cave of selenite crystals, hidden 1000 feet under the Earth’s surface. The high temperature inside the cave makes it impossible to stay there more than 10-15 minutes without proper protection.
Best time to Visit: Can be visited throughout the year.
Visiting Hours: During the daytime.
How to Reach: If you are coming down by air, land at General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport in Chihuahua. Take a car to reach the Crystal Cave of Giants.
Nearest Airport: General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport (CUU)

An amazing mystery that has been unsolved even just a few days back, an alluring beauty that has been hidden deep beneath the Earth’s surface, one of the greatest natural marvels on this planet and the largest crystals that have been discovered ever — Crystal Cave of Giants is one of the amazing cryptical beauties in the world. It is truly full of characters, to be more precise — full of some unusual characters. Hidden under the surface of Earth, Crystal Cave of Giants has Selenite crystals up to 36 feet long that may weigh up to 55 tons. The cave, due to its depth, has got an unusually high temperature that may reach up to 136°F or 57°C and hence human beings cannot survive there more than 10-15 minutes without proper protection. So, it has certainly got the attraction — probably the fatal attraction. However, as a tourist with proper protection, it is always extremely thrilling to explore the cave. Crystal Cave of Giants, also known as Cueva de Los Cristales, is located in the Naica Mine in the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. 1000 feet under the Naica Mountain in the Chihuahuan Desert, Crystal Cave of Giants was discovered by two miners while excavating a new tunnel through the Naica fault in the year 2000. They were pumping out the water from the cave in search of silver, lead, and zinc and ended up in discovering the amazing crystal formation.

Things to Do

Crystal Cave of Giants is amazing. But before you visit it, you must have precautionary measures. The temperature may reach up to 57°C with 100% humidity. Due to this high temperature, many travelers found to be collapsed and had to be evacuated immediately after entering the site. As a result, the mining company had to close tourism inside the cave. Therefore, before you go to visit Crystal Cave of Giants, you need to check beforehand whether the site is currently open for the visitors or not.

As you start your journey to the Crystal Cave of Giants, you need to pass through almost a mile of the earth in an increasingly intense heat before you reach into the cave. The temperature increases gradually and reaches such a level that it can even cause hallucinations and brain disorders. As you reach into the cave, the “Eye of the Queen” will make you spellbound. The lighted cave seems like a cathedral.


While visiting the Crystal Cave of Giants, you may stay at Chihuahua. There are several hotels in Chihuahua. Some of those can be listed as below:

Fiesta Inn Chihuahua
Blvd Antonio Ortiz Mena # 2801
Chihuahua, Mexico
Tel: +52-614-429-0100
Fax: +52-614-429-0110

Hampton Inn
Peirferico de la Juventud # 6100
Chihuahua, Mexico
Tel: +52-614-439-8000
Fax: +52-614-439-8010

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